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Church of St Mary, Prescot

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 March 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 215286

OS Grid Reference: SJ4653192704
OS Grid Coordinates: 346531, 392704
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4284, -2.8062

Location: Church Street, Prescot, Knowsley L34 3LA

Locality: Prescot
County: Knowsley
Country: England
Postcode: L34 3LA

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Listing Text

SJ 49 SE
(south side)
6/28 Church of
19/3/51 St. Mary

G.V. I

Church. C14 lean-to vestry to south of chancel; nave and
chapel, 1610 (dated on plaques); tower dated 1729; aisles,
1818-19. Tower has base with cyma moulding; west entrance
has Tudor head with roll moulded surround with 3 pointed
overlights, hollow-chamfered square-headed architrave with
label mould. Round-headed west window has 3 round-headed
lights and 2 roundels, roundel above has torus surround and
top mask. Frieze inscribed "CONDITUM ANO DOMNI 1729" and
cornice. Bell stage has Doric flat pilasters and
entablature, 2-light round-headed bell openings, louvred
lights and clock faces, that to east has angel key. Parapet
with balustrading and 3 finials to each angle. Spire has 3
tiers of lucarnes and sill courses. Aisles have cornices
and embattled parapets, 3-light windows with intersecting
tracery. Clerestory has 3-light square-headed windows
Chancel has south windows as above; east window of 4 lights
with uncusped Perpendicular tracery. Vestry to south of
1900, north vestry has square-headed windows. Interior: 5-
bay arcades, octagonal piers and single chamfered arches.
West wall has stucco tracery panelling. Roof has
alternating tie beam and hammer beam trusses, braces,
pendants and curved wind braces. Wall plaques record
armorial bearings of local families, and date, roof also
dated. Timber screen of 1921. Stalls dated 1636, fluting
and poppy-headed bench ends. Timber panelling with frieze.
Panelled timber reredos, 1891. 3-sided early C17 altar rail
with turned balusters. Round plain font, possibly Anglo-
Saxon. Font of 1755, baluster on scrolly base supporting
shallow reeded bowl. Monument to John Ogle, died 1612,
upright effigy in contemporary dress. Other C18 and C19
monuments, principally T. Barrow, died 1751, by D. Sephton,
and Sir W. Atherton, died 1803, by Sir R. Westmacott. South
aisle east window, 1879, by Morris and Co., grisaille flower
quarries and 3 small figures. East window of 1840,
classically draped figures under gothic canopies, removed
after damage, 1985.

Listing NGR: SJ4653192700

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Source: English Heritage

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